When you are injured in a car accident, it can be an overwhelming experience. Thinking clearly and rationally at the accident scene can be difficult. However, in order to protect your rights, you need evidence to prove the negligence of the other party involved. The best time to take pictures, if able, is while waiting for the police and medical personals to arrive at the scene of the accident. Pictures of the accident scene can be used as powerful evidence in court. Photos record important details and provide concrete evidence. It may also provide proof of how the accident occurred.
When taking pictures after a car accident include the following:
Close-up photos of skid marks
Skid marks on the road are forensically valuable. They give clues about the angle of the crash as well as the speed of the cars involved.
Most digital cameras and smartphones have a timestamp function which allows you to record the date and time you took the picture. Timestamped photos of your injuries along with a police report and medical records are evidence that links your injuries to the accident.
Pictures from Multiple Angles
Pictures taken from multiple angles give clear evidence of property damage and the injuries sustained.
Pictures of Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markers
Capturing pictures of traffic signs, signals, and markers at the accident scene can provide proof that the other driver ran a stop sign or broke the speed limit, etc.
Wide-angle shots show the position of the cars involved in the accident. They give insight into how the car accident happened.
Photos of the weather condition can also provide proof that weather played a role in the accident.
Pictures of Passengers and Witnesses
Pictures of passengers and witnesses are visual records which help with connecting faces and statements later. They also help avoid any identity confusion.
Contact The Reinken Law Firm
At The Reinken Law Firm, we offer personalized attention and a free consultation to discuss your car accident. You owe no fees unless we recover through verdict or settlement. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact us today at 203-418-7037 /203-489-2825.